Thursday, May 20, 2010

Web Conferencing with OpenMeetings

One of the recent project proposals that I received this term was for the use of a webcam based conferencing system. We did try a couple of the free web based services for this, but ran into some problems with privacy and to a certain extent security. Anyway we began dig around on the web and found OpenMeetings. This is free open source browser-based software that allows you to instantly setup a conference in the Web. You can use text chat or microphone - webcam, share your screen including documents, make drawing and even your record meetings. While the application can be run as a remotely hosted service, it can also be integrated with Moodle and Facebook. We have integrated ours into Moodle and will be using OpenMeeting as part of the eLearning project trial. One very useful feature is the calendar that allows you to schedule meetings, and send emails to everyone that you include. If you have used OpenMeeting then please feel free to drop a reply to this posting and let us know what your experince has been so far.
regards Barry


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I got to look into this free web conferencing program, thanks for your diligent work.

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